Football fans of the Internet -
In 2017, Inside The Pylon debuted our draft guide. Plenty of blood, sweat, and tears went into the final product, and the response exceeded our expectations both in terms of sales and critical buzz. Peter King, the legendary Sports Illustrated writer, recommended the guide in his column last year, saying "you’ll feel like you’re in a draft meeting sometimes." NFL personnel purchased it. We were proud of our work and thrilled with its reception.
But it wasn't enough. Having done it once, we knew we could do it again, bigger and better this time. The 2018 guide has been a year-round effort, involving nearly 50 Scouting-Academy-trained evaluators. While the 2017 guide contained reports on 100 players, the 2018 edition will cover more than 150, checked and cross-checked by our team under the supervision of Scouting Academy Director Dan Hatman. To identify the group that "made the grade," our scouts dug into the film on more than 450 prospects. If you liked the 2017 guide, everything you saw there will back, new and improved. If you're not familiar with last year's guide, it's the closest thing to being a Director of College Scouting and getting a binder of reports from your staff. Players are not just stamped with a grade and a rating but exhaustively researched and scouted for strengths, weaknesses, scheme fit, and projections.
And while the scouting reports make up the backbone of the guide, it's far from the only content you'll find. Essays, analytics, fantasy information, interviews, and internal discussions add context to the reports and ensure comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft.
Although the guide will not be available in final form until April 1, 2018, you may now pre-order the 2018 ITP Draft Guide through this very site. Because you're early to the party, we're even going to give you $5 off the regular price. Just use the promo code "DRAFTME18" when you check out, and you'll be able to purchase the guide for $29.99. Order yours today, save $5, and we'll drop the guide to you in your email on the morning of April 1.
And if you missed out on last year's guide and want to pick it up along with this year's edition, you can use code "DUO18" at checkout to get $10 off the combination. That's right - the 2017 guide and the 2018 pre-order for the price of what this year's guide will go for after April 1.